RHUS TOXICODENDRON – Homeopathic Medicine

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RHUS TOXICODENDRON homeopathic drug picture symptoms from A Primer of Materia Medica by T.F. Allen, of the homeopathy remedy RHUS TOXICODENDRON

General Action

      Dermatitis, with vesicular eruptions or erysipelas with phlegmonous infiltration and abscesses. Diarrhoea, dysentery, nephritis, cystitis, etc. Neuritis and rheumatoid pains. Low type of fever.

Generalities

      Pains drawing and tearing or as from sprains, (<)during rest,(>) motion. Weakness, especially while sitting. Constant tossing about in bed. In the morning in bed the limbs upon which he has not lain feel bruised. Stiffness on rising from a seat,(>) walking. Aggravation from cold air and during wet weather; amelioration from warmth and motion.

Clinical. Muscular and neuralgic pains, ameliorated by motion. Effects of strains from lifting. Effects of working in water. General numb, stiff feeling, especially resulting from getting wet or lying on wet ground. Suppurative forms of erysipelas. Hemiplegia. Chorea.

Mind

      Apprehension, (<)night, cannot remain in bed. Sadness and weeping, (>) walking in the open air. Impatient and restless mood. Delirium, usually of a mild, inoffensive type, with mental dullness and confusion.

Head

      Vertigo on rising up as if intoxicated. Dull headache, even on turning the eyes. Disinclination for mental labor. Head feels heavy and not. Brain is sensitive to every step. Occipital headache in the protuberances. Headache after taking a cold bath. Scalp sensitive; moist or suppurating eruptions develop, becoming crusty, with itching at night, causing the hair to fall out.

Eyes

      Inflammation, with biting and redness. Oedematous swelling about the eyes. The eyes feel sore when moved. The lids are inflamed. styes or abscesses form. Paralysis of the upper lids from exposure to cold and wet (cellulitis of the orbit.).

Ears

      Swelling of the external ears (erysipelas). Yellow, thick discharge from the canal. Swelling of the glands beneath the ears.

Nose

      Nostrils ulcerated, with discharge of offensive, purulent matter. External nose red and painful (erysipelas). Nose-bleed at night and on stooping.

Face

      General pale, sickly look, with sunken eyes. Swelling of the face, with shining redness (erysipelas), with formation of vesicles. Swelling of the glands under the jaws. Lips cracked, dry covered with crusts. Vesicular eruptions around the corners of the lips, with biting soreness on touch. Cramp-like pain in the joints of the jaw, as if it would be wrenched out, especially when yawning.

Mouth

      Toothache; shooting, jerking, evening and night teeth feel elongated and loose; usually (>) hot applications. The lower incisors become loose, so that she cannot bite with them. Tongue sore, tip red. Blisters on the tongue; coated yellowish- white at base; dry or with brown fur. General dryness of the mouth, with thirst. Salivation at times.

Throat

      Symptoms of paralysis of the muscles of the pharynx, with dryness and inability to swallow on account of choking.

Stomach

      Loss of appetite; aversion, especially to bread and meat. Unquenchable thirst, apparently from dryness of the mouth and throat; (<)night. Eructations seem to stick in the right side of the chest. Nausea after eating and drinking. Vomiting of food, especially on coughing when lying on the back.

Abdomen

      Distention after eating. Fermentation. A feeling of a heavy lump. Swelling of the inguinal glands. Pain in the region of the ascending colon, with soreness of the whole abdomen, particularly of the right side; (<)lying on the left side;(>) lying on the back.

Stool

      Watery diarrhoea, (<)night, with colic. Diarrhoea of thin, red mucus or of bloody watery or jelly like mucus, even in voluntary at times, with tenesmus or pains in thighs. Diarrhoea alternating with constipation.

Urinary Organs

      Frequent discharge of copious watery urine. Involuntary micturition when at rest. Urine dark, scanty, turbid, hot.

Sexual Organs

      Prepuce swollen, inflamed, with moist eruptions. Scrotum swollen, thickened, with intolerable itching and moist eruptions. Menstruation early profuse and prolonged, discharge causes biting pain in the genitals.

Respiratory Organs

      Tickling dry cough in the evening until midnight, and again in the morning on waking; with stitches in the chest or pain in the stomach and perspiration; caused by tickling behind the upper part of the sternum. Cough shattering the head, (<) wet weather. Expectoration bloody. A feeling of constriction of the chest in the upper part. Stitches in the chest, (<) when at rest.

Heart and Pulse

      Trembling and palpitation when sitting still; the body moves with each pulse.

Neck and Back

      Pain in the nape of the neck as if it had been lying in an uncomfortable position. Pain in the back, with stiffness and tension, (<)cold,(>) bending backward. Bruised feeling, in the sacrum when sitting as after long stooping. Stiffness of the sacrum. With the pain in the sacrum, wants to lie upon something hard.

Extremities

      Tremblings and numbness, with weakness, stiffness and paralyzed feeling, with heaviness. Rheumatic gnawing pains, with desire to move the limbs frequently, which affords relief. Limbs on which he lies fall asleep. Numerous pains, tearing or drawing; (<)lying still, (>) motion. Weakness and heaviness in the legs, with unsteadiness on walking. Pains in the bones of the legs at night; must constantly move them.

Skin

      Inflammation like erysipelas, with burning, startling, and itching. Vesicular eruption, followed by desquamation, with itching, stinging, and great heat. Indurated swellings, especially of glands. Vesicular eruptions often become pustular and ulcerate. The skin is painfully sensitive to cold air. Itching, associated with burning and smarting, with a feeling as if pierced with hot needles.

Sleep

      Sleepy during the day, but sleepless at night, with inability to remain in bed. Sleeplessness at night, with burning of the whole body; constant tossing about. Persistent, anxious dreams of business immediately on falling asleep, followed by fatigue, cannot tossing about. Persistent, anxious dreams of business immediately on falling asleep, followed by fatigue, cannot lie on the back at night.

Fever

      Chilliness towards evening, with stretching, cold hands, (<)every motion. Rapid alternations of burning heat and shivering. Sudden flushes of heat follow or alternate with the chills. Sudden outbreak of sweat while sitting, often with violent trembling. At night burning heat, often with sweat and cough on putting the hands out of bed. Teasing dry cough frequently precedes or accompanies the chill.

About the author

TF Allen

TF Allen

Dr. Timothy Field Allen, M.D. ( 1837 - 1902)
Born in 1837in Westminster, Vermont. . He was an orthodox doctor who converted to homeopathy
Dr. Allen compiled the Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica over the course of 10 years.
In 1881 Allen published A Critical Revision of the Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica.

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